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About This Artwork
Model of a River Boat, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11-12, (about 2046–1794 B.C.)
63.5 x 114.3 x 17.1 cm (25 x 45 x 6 3/4 in.)
Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, Robert H. Fleming, and Norman W. Harris, 1894.241
This model of a boat, complete with its crew, was placed in an ancient Egyptian tomb to insure that the deceased would have transportation in the afterlife.
—Permanent collection label
The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 154A, 1994 – February 2012.
Allen, Thomas George. A Handbook of the Egyptian Collection. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1923, p. 49 (ill.), 50.
"CLEOPATRA; THE ANCIENT WORLD," Computer program, 1997, The Art Institute of Chicago.
Alexander, Karen B. 2012. "From Plaster to Stone: Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago." in Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago, by Karen Manchester, p.24, fig.8. Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press.
Reverand Chauncey Murch, Luxor, Egypt, by 1894. Henry H. Getty (1838-1920), Robert H. Fleming, Norman W. Harris (1846-1916), and Charles L. Hutchinson (1854-1924), Chicago, Ill., by 1894; given to the Art Institute, 1894.